Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

Illinois can I act as a lay representative (McKenzie friend) for my husband in a post divorce decree case?

Asked on 10/31/13, 7:55 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jonathan Shimberg SHIMBERG and CROHN, P.C.

No. You would be committing a crime. You must have a law license to represent someone or something in court. Illinois does not recognize "McKenzie friend."

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Answered on 10/31/13, 8:20 am
Jonathan Shimberg SHIMBERG and CROHN, P.C.

And for the record hat great authority, Wikepedia, has no citations of any U S cases which allow such representation.

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Answered on 10/31/13, 8:22 am


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